Hidalgo County, Texas Population 2022

Hidalgo County, Texas's estimated population is 887,934 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hidalgo County, Texas is the 9th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 779,149 and has seen a growth of 13.96% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,1920.00%
18702,3871,195100.25%
18804,3471,96082.11%
18906,5342,18750.31%
19006,8373034.64%
191013,7286,891100.79%
192038,11024,382177.61%
193077,00438,894102.06%
1940106,05929,05537.73%
1950160,44654,38751.28%
1960180,90420,45812.75%
1970181,5356310.35%
1980283,229101,69456.02%
1990383,545100,31635.42%
2010779,149395,604103.14%
2011795,51716,3682.10%
2012808,33412,8171.61%
2013818,61910,2851.27%
2014829,81911,2001.37%
2015839,6679,8481.19%
2016848,9609,2931.11%
2017856,2497,2890.86%
2018862,2986,0490.71%
2019868,7076,4090.74%
2020875,1166,4090.74%
2021881,5256,4090.73%
2022887,9346,4090.73%
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Hidalgo County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White653,92575.94%
Black or African American4,8380.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3500.16%
Asian8,4530.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2770.03%
Some Other Race93,81310.89%
Two or More Races98,48111.44%
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Hidalgo County, Texas Population by Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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Hidalgo County, Texas Median Age

29.4


Total

28.1


Male

30.8


Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Adults

There are 580,139 adults, (95,350 of whom are seniors) in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Hidalgo County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58

Child Dependency Ratio

Hidalgo County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

439,208

51.00%

Male

421,929

49.00%

Hidalgo County, Texas Population by Age

Hidalgo County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hidalgo County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All68%32%
Male61.8%38.2%
Female55.9%44.1%
Non Family54.8%45.2%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hidalgo County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All243,8783.4968
Married128,8514.1178.6
Male13,6843.7161.8
Female53,1524.0155.9
Non Family48,1911.254.8

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Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

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Hidalgo County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade96,55719.88%
9th to 12th Grade64,03613.19%
High School Graduate115,90023.87%
Some College90,94618.73%
Associates Degree24,4395.03%
Bachelors Degree64,87913.36%
Graduate Degree28,8575.94%
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Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander217201159
Asian5,5635,2153,573
White41,00437,67313,470
2+ Races51,28834,32410,162
Hispanic435,085278,90375,949
Native American964759144
Other Race61,40431,2258,905
Black2,6842,246371

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 73.27%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,837$32,192$21,496
Less Than 9th Grade$16,841$21,244$12,734
High School Graduate$24,226$30,932$18,080
Some College$29,057$35,899$23,535
Bachelors Degree$47,999$52,091$43,555
Graduate Degree$60,570$66,538$58,099

$26,837

Average Earnings

$32,192

Average Male

$21,496

Average Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hidalgo County, Texas Language by Age

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Hidalgo County, Texas Language

17.29% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents speak only English, while 82.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 81.58% of the population.

Hidalgo County, Texas Language

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic787,105233,21629.63%
Multiple97,46027,46128.18%
Native1,29225319.58%
Islander2775218.77%
White49,8537,30614.66%
Asian8,42489110.58%
Black4,03741910.38%
Other32,039NaN%

28.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.37%

Male Poverty Rate

30.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Hispanic, with 29.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.25%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.61%
High School20.98%
Some College14.62%
Bachelors or Greater6.78%

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.51%
Male Unemployed24.45%
Female Employed17.55%
Female Unemployed41.54%

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hidalgo County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,846$59,647
Families$46,609$64,193
Married Families$56,983$75,581
Non Families$24,336$36,295
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Income by Household Type

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Hidalgo County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

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18,094

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,769
First Gulf War4,019
Vietnam6,381
Korea1,462
World War II317

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,576
35 to 544,808
55 to 642,513
65 to 744,622
75+4,575

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,3903.55%
Black1123.49%
Native American14213.09%
Asian991.53%
Other Race6150.85%
2+ Races1,7362.77%
Hispanic11,4602.18%

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

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10.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Age

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Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Race

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Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.69%

Born in Hidalgo County, Texas

73.66%

Native Born

26.34%

Foreign Born

18.54%

Non Citizen

7.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.66% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 63.69% having been born in Texas. 18.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hidalgo County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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